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Introducing Alkemisterna

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Published: 09.07.2014
Introducing Alkemisterna.
Sanna Svedestedt

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Alchemy (noun): A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. The medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of materials to convert them into gold or to find a universal elixir. 
We are thrilled to announce a new project in the making. With funding from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee Diagonal will develop the project Alkemisterna. During 2014 we are making a pilot study of how contemporary jewellery and craft can be presented to a larger public through the medium of film. We are now developing a strategy for a series of episodes that investigates materials, techniques, traditions and presents world class artists. The first stage is to make a pilot episode as a presentation in our search for producers and investors. Our goal is make ten episodes broadcasting the amazing and innovative world of CJ.

Since we started collaborating as Diagonal in 2010 we have made quite a few different projects. You can see a summary of these on our homepage But Alkemisterna might be our most challenging adventure yet. By using a new media we are stepping out of our comfort zone, but - nothing ventured, nothing gained - we will just take that leap.  

We will discuss and communicate the development of our research online and would be very grateful for your thoughts, ideas and feedback!

Göteborg is exploding with jewellery art this summer. The exhibition From the Coolest Corner has landed at Röhsska museet in Göteborg. Along side with that a massive programme is launched in the region - New Adventures in Jewellery - filled with exhibitions, events and lectures.

New Adventures in Jewellery will culminate with a seminar, openings and events on 19-21st of September. We hope to get a lot of inspiration for our new project and it will be a perfect time to visit Göteborg! For those of you who will not be able to make it here we will present some of the highlights at the blog.

Have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you soon!
/Karin & Sanna

  Photos: Jonas Carboo

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About the author

Sanna Svedestedt, Klimt02 Forum Editor & jewellery artist

Karin Roy Andersson, Manager gallery Four, Gothenburg & jewellery artist


About this blog

Diagonal is a collaboration between Karin Roy Andersson & Sanna Svedestedt. Our focus is to promote contemporary art jewellery. With this blog we share our views & thoughts to take you with us through the ups & downs of our jewellery adventures.